Just 7 km from the Duomo of Florence (35 minutes on foot) on the fiesolana hill from the northwest, is Villa Emy, an ancient caravanserai of the Oratory of the Most Holy Crucifix of Fontelucente; Oratory built in 1692 inside which a source springs and the waters are celebrated and renowned for the thaumaturgical properties.
Villa Emy, built between 1700 and 1800 on the rock and with large stone pieces, with its 20 rooms and the annexe with 8 rooms. Those same rooms that once served as pilgrims.
Villa Emy and the surrounding terrain are crossed by water with special vibrational properties. The same water that crosses the subsoil can refresh the trees of olive trees, pears, apples, plums, figs, cherries, nespole, chestnuts, providing a copious amount of fruit that in part serves to obtain oil and jams. The soil, which has never been treated chemically, is lush with officinal herbs (mauve, thyme, smoke, fennel ...) that we use for herbal teas, decoctions and succulent cooking recipes.
The wood is small but rich in animals (roe deer, foxes, squirrels, porpoises, beasts, wild boars) and it is possible to walk on footpaths from them, admiring footprints, respecting the environment. Two serene stone quarries, dating back to the 1950s, are visible in their sumptuousness while large Etruscan stones remind us of the origins of Fiesole.
Villa Emy is used for hospitality, and a room is dedicated to yoga and meditation as well as to water seminars.
The 2 bedrooms have 2 bathrooms, breakfast and lunches are made with exclusively organic ingredients and in the garden there is a large wood-burning oven to bake bread.
Emy converted Villa Emy to a place where pilgrims / guests / learners would "welcome" 360 degrees. These can simply choose to stay overnight or linger in a full immersion with organic nutrition, meditation, yoga, healing walks, body care.
During the spring / summer season, the seminar-lunches mark the evenings under the candlelight stars in the beautiful setting of the Fiesolane hills, in the autumn, however, you organize paths in the field and in the woods in search of herbs and herbs and lunches-seminary